LISTEN Award – Submit a story

The LISTEN team invites you to enter the LISTEN award with a story – fictional or real. The story can be a memory, a self-created story, a fairytale, legend or myth.

The stories should reflect the idea of LISTEN aimed to promote intercultural storytelling with refugees and migrant as we believe that a story can build bridges and create mutual understanding between different cultures.

With your permission your story will become part of our LISTEN collection of (life) stories.

Find out more about the award here.

Health Points – Website online

The Health Points team announces that its website is now online. It will give you all background information on the project and deliver regular updates on the project’s current development.

Based on the user consultations and the former Health Box project, the team is currently developing the interactive game addressing disadvantaged young adults with the aim to promote their health literacy, healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.

Find out more on the Health Points website.

VIC on EPALE

In May, the German National Agency invited the VIC team to contribute with an article to the EPALE’s thematic focus for June “Assessing adults’ skills”.
The article highlights major findings from the first research phase, gives an overview of the envisaged training course for adult educators, and explains the guiding principle for the further development work.
You can find our article here.

Health Points – User consultations

The project aims to develop an attractive interactive game-based learning strategy and accompanying resources to support trainers and educators working with disadvantaged young adults, in order to increase their capacity, competency and the resources available to them to promote healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.

To find out which health topics are of particular interest and should thus be considered in the development of the game, all Health Points partners consulted both trainers and young people to ask them about their perceptions and interests. Continue reading

Health Points launched in London

The 2-year project Health Points funded under Erasmus+ was officially launched in the premises of the coordinator Rinova on the 30th and 31st January in London.

Health Points intends to develop a new, game-based resource to promote health and well-being for tutors and trainers who are working in a variety of educational contexts with young adults.There is a crucial need to improve health literacy among young adults, especially those who are from disadvantaged contexts. Much ill-health in adulthood has its roots in earlier life, and conditions such as diabetes and obesity can impact negatively on employability as well as life prospects more widely. Continue reading

EELLSS – Save the date!

The EELLSS consortium will organise a final event on October 5th and 6th, 2017, in Kassel. The two-day event will bring together all partners and all those teachers and students that have been involved in the learning projects. The event will take place in the German partner school Wilhelmsgymnasium on day 1 and in the premises of the Landkreis Kassel on day 2. We will organise a fair where partner school will present their learning projects and findings. We will soon publish the agenda here.

Exernal guests are very much welcome!

LISTEN – Survey on storystelling

“Storytelling is understood to be live oral telling of stories, engaging directly with listeners to create a shared experience. Storying … is one of the most fundamental ways of making meaning and thus pervades all aspects of learning, regardless of age.” (M. Hamilton and M. Weiss, 2005)

The LISTEN team has launched a survey about storytelling as method in education, especially for working with refugees and other involuntary migrants. Your answers will help us to define the needs of educators and care takers as a basis for our work in this project. Find the survey in all partner languages here.

SASSI … and the winners are

During the final conference of the SASSI project, held on 18 May and hosted by Drenthe College in Meppel, two organizations have been awarded the SASSI award. These are: Leer Werk Centrum from the Netherlands and Vzdelávací inštitút COOP from Slovakia. Both showed their strong commitment in applying workforce development initiatives for older workers.

REST – Your experience with employing refugees and migrants

REST (Refugee Employment Support and Training)  is a European project aiming at enhancing competences in enterprises and organisations to employ and to successfully interact with refugees. REST intends to support employers, human resources managers, in-company trainers and supervisors when it comes to the employment, integration and in-house training of refugees.

At this stage we would like to gather experience with and ideas on possible barriers for employing refugees. For this purpose we have set up a multilingual survey that won’t take you more than 5 minutes. Please find the survey here.

SASSI – Final conference ahead

The SASSI consortium is organising its final conference which will take place on May18th, 2017, in Drenthe College, Drenthe, Netherlands.
The SASSI partners will introduce the SASSI methodology of providing age-sensitive training and professional development for updating and upskilling the ageing workforce and will present the results of the piloting phase during which all partners have implemented the SASSI methodology in their training or corporate contexts.

Find the conference programme here.